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tv   KCCI 8 News at Six  Me-TV  January 6, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm CST

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it is all a mix as you head down south. you can kind of see that rain-snow line on super doppler 8. it is a wintry mix from the west grove -- from the metro down south. temperature right now in the metro, 34. 32 in ames, that is why we are seeing snow here. as the night goes along, not expecting a lot of accumulation. most places that have snow will see less than an inch. it will slowly transition to all rain as we head into thursday. high temperature on thursday, 38 degrees. we will swim down into colder air in the 8 day forecast. more on that coming up, and we will be here at hilton coliseum. kcci night. stacey: let's take a look at our dot cam looking at interstate
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roads are wet but traffic is moving normally. now, let's look at road conditions on 511ia.org. the areas in blue on the map show roads that are at least partially covered by ice or snow. the green areas are rated for normal driving conditions. steve: a boone man faces his 3rd owi charge following a crash in story county. but it's who was in his car with him that's making is the charges even more serious. kcci's vanessa peng shows us what that happened. vanessa: steve, the story county sheriff's office says stuart corson had his young daughter in the car while driving under the influence. it was at this intersection just outside of story city, where deputies say 28-year-old stuart corson allegedly drove drunk with his 7-year-old daughter inside the car. >> we take that very seriously and whenever we do come across , somebody's that's been operating a vehicle while intoxicated, if there's kids in the vehicle, they're going to be charged with endangerment as well. vanessa: this is corson's third owi.
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office says on december 26, they were called out to a car in a ditch at the intersection of highway 69 and 120th street. >> once the deputy arrived there was actually another vehicle there -- vehicle there. the child was in that second vehicle already trying to stay warm because that night it was very icy, very cold blustery conditions. vanessa: the deputy noticed another car rolled over in a ditch and learned corson was the driver. officials say corson failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer or blood test. >> no matter what the time of year may be, the mix of alcohol in your system getting behind the wheel is never a good idea . but it's especially not a good idea when you have children in the vehicle with you. vanessa: corson was arrested on january 5 after warrants were issued for his arrest. he is still at story county jail on a $20,000 bond. live in the ames bureau, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: also in story county, a man charged in a deadly roland crash, is now pleading guilty. 23-year-old ernesto acevedo of texas has pleaded guilty to
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as a result, prosecutors dropped the other charges related to the case. acevedo ran a stop sign back on may 30 of last year. one of his passengers, 31-year-old hernan loza, was killed in the crash. the other passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries. stacey: a des moines woman, accused of driving drunk and killing two men in a crash, entered a plea of not guilty in polk county court today. 53-year-old deanna gliem faces two county of vehicular homicide. des moines police say gliem drove drunk and hit another car november 15, killing 59-year-old randy sonnenburg and 60-year-old rick hummell. stacey: we've learned the identity of the man killed in a trench collapse accident in altoona off adventureland drive just east of prairie meadows. altoona police say 30-year-old justin jorgensen died when the 12-foot-deep trench collapsed around him. it took rescue crews hours to reach jorgensen because the trench was so unstable. >> once we got here, we got here, the rescue crew for the
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here, we could tell. we just made the visual cues that this was going to be a recovery, not necessarily a rescue. we checked and did what we needed to do initially. but we were able to make that determination. stacey: jorgensen worked for jrs excavating of saint charles, iowa. state investigators will now look into how the accident happened. an update on a story we're learning about today. former iowa congressman tom latham is telling his twitter followers he's been diagnosed with lymphoma. in a message on his twitter feed, latham says he's working with a great team of doctors. he adds he's never lost an election and he's not going to lose this battle either. steve: it was day one of jury selection in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a clive toddler. 25-year-old joe lopez faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 20-month-old ruby alvarez. lopez took the child to blank children's hospital in des moines back in november, claiming she was hurt in a fall. but police say a doctor's
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were not consistent with a fall. a popular new app, targeting high school students, is raising concerns for school officials. kcci's kim st. onge is live in studio with what parents need to know about it. kim: the app is called "after school." it's similar to yik yak, promising users anonymity. it also promises that parents and school officials won't have access. the location-based after school app uses facebook to verify users are students at a particular school, meaning parents and school officials don't have access. some students i talked to hadn't heard of it. >> anonymously post? that's fine, as long as they're anonymously posting, it's not offending somebody or making fun of somebody else. >> just with the power of being able to post anonymously, people are using it to their advantage and stuff. kim: valley south woods student alison hisel knows about the after school app. >> i've heard that people can
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stuff that people do. kim: but says it isn't for her. according to the app, more than 900 valley high school students are using it. >> i think that if you want to say something about someone, you should say it to them instead of over the internet and being someone who you aren't. kim: other metro high schools including ankeny, johnston, and urbandale have similar numbers. the des moines school district says the app's on its radar, but has had no reported issues. >> this app is a little bit predatory, in that it seems to be just focused on minors and essentially blocking access for adults. kim: the company that designed the app sent me this statement that says in part that the app's newer version includes "proactive anti-cyberbullying measures, additional moderation and state of the art threat response." >> i think that social media is good and it can be used in a positive way, but when you can be anonymous, people start using it in a more negative way and that's when it hurts. kim: after school says parents
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having access to its app through their child's phone. we have more information on how to do that on our website, kcci.com. in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: 45 iowa national guard soldiers return home today after spending a week in flood-stricken missouri. the iowa soldiers were there with water purification equipment. flood waters knocked out the water treatment plant in high ridge, missouri, leaving 20,000 people without drinkable water. the water purification truck system provided 1500 gallons of water an hour. you've probably heard, the powerball jackpot has reached $500 million and sales have been brisk all day. kcci's mark tauscheck is live at a casey's in west des moines. mark: no one has won the jackpot in 17 straight powerball drawings, and that is how you
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a lot of optimists despite some very long odds. jan johnson alone sold 100 powerball tickets by the end of the morning commute at the casey's at 63rd and grand. >> it's a dollar and a dream, now i say it's two dollars and a dream. always dream big. mark: so you get a lot of dreamers coming in here? tonight's drawing will be the highest jackpot since a $564 million powerball jackpot last the highest powerball jackpot february. ever was $590 million in 2013 if -- in 2013. if you win, and the odds are 292 million to 1, then you could get a pre-tax lump sum of $306 million. out a lot of hopeful people, with an optimistic attitude knowing even though they won't win, they could. >> there's nothing wrong with
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>> it is worth 2 bucks to dream. mark: you know you're not going to win, right? how much money you just drop? >> $4. mark: so why you spend 4 bucks if you know you're not going to win? mark: back here at casey's, clerks say they have been busy all day. without a winner into more cycles, we could be approaching the all time lottery record. that was a megamillions jackpot of $656 million four years ago. steve: exclusive video tonight of a nail salon burglar. this is video of the bandit who has struck 7 nail salons in the past month. this surveillance video shows a man breaking into one of the west des moines salons. the man grabs the cash register drawer. he then heads out the front door. the owners say that these
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on their monthly profits. >> us small businesses we don't , have the expense to get a loss like that. so hopefully they have enough and they don't do that again . steve: all salons have resumed seven regular business. police are investigating whether more than one suspect is involved. anyone with information is asked to notify the police. here's a live look at hilton coliseum. it's kcci night. scott reister will have a preview of tonight's big iowa state basketball game. the cyclones are taking on the red raiders of texas tech.
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but wants a promotion? right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 6:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and sports director andy garman. >> press photographers are looking for unique moments, not just the normal speeches. stacey: on the campaign trail to the caucuses, there are memorable moments only a photographer can capture. a new exhibit at grandview university captures those images
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from the iowa caucuses. steve: kcci chief political reporter cynthia fodor gives us a peak at some incredible snapshots in time. >> and that we are going to austin it take back the white house! yeehaw! cynthia: how can anyone forget the howard dean scream? former des moines register photographer doug wells waited 5 hours to point and click at the right second to capture the moment. this is a body of work by news photographers who work long hours peering through a lens for one perfect picture and each tells a story. >> this was actually taken during the caucuses. i just really like the way people look. cynthia: and there's the famous bumper car picture. >> this is august of i just 2015. thought it was a great picture. cynthia: it's not just an art show, it's a history lesson. >> of the main things candidates
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cynthia: primarily to pose with a pink -- a pig , as al haig did. >> some of these pictures were taken by pulitzer prize winners. cynthia: if a picture speaks a thousand words, these will make you smile, think, and realize our special opportunity to zoom in and focus on the next president. >> there's the old adage, that if you are an iowan, and have not had your picture taken with the next president of the united states, you are not trying very hard. i think things like this make it fun and interesting. steve: the first in the nation photo exhibit runs through february 7 at grandview university. stacey: and now, back live to hilton coliseum where we find kcci meteorologist kurtis gertz.
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there is scott reister. i almost did a bounce pass but i thought it would be dangerous. showers and thunderstorms, none of that. how about ice, snow, sleet. the good news, look at these current temperatures. just above the freezing mark and that is helping things in the metro. we have had some big old snowflakes. ottumwa, 32 degrees. i think temperatures are going to slide around the freezing mark and actually go up. generally rain in the metro mixing with sleet. an isolated shower at 7:00 a.m. definitely more rain on the way as we slide through thursday. highway 30 north, some big
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accumulations don't look that impressive. the system moves on through. the main energy is off to the west and that is going to slide in over the next couple of days. travel, i think it will be a ok for much of the state. that is true down south end up to the north. we move through time with your futurecast. again, look at that area and green. a wintry mix to the north. we will transition to a little bit of a mix thursday night into friday morning. changes over to all snow as we move into friday. i think we could see some snow around on saturday. again, january rain for many of us. announced anywhere from one corner of an inch to one half of an inch. arias at freezing, could be
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i think a little more as you head to the north. a couple rounds of some light snow. tonight, low temperature down at 33. tomorrow, the high temperature at 38. make some rain, fog. the winds of change are blowing on saturday. as we had to sunday, a high of nine degrees. wind chills on sunday anywhere around 15-25 degrees below zero. it is kcci night here at hilton coliseum. come on out. the roads aren't too bad, just take your time. stacey: thanks. make a wish says the last of the flood-damaged displays have been removed from water works park. this year's display was flooded out by heavy rains the middle of last month. that forced make a wish to shut down the display. it is one of the biggest fundraisers for the
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the damage to the displays is still being total. however, make a wish says it raised $475,000 through the #bringthejollyfundraiser thanks to various local hospitals and businesses, tony: is going to be a fun night coming a huge night for the cyclones. let's go back to hilton with scott reister.
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announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. tony: tonight, isu makes their home game debut in the big 12. texas tech is coming to what is sure to be a rocking hilton coliseum. scott reister is up in ames and joins us live with more. scott: the game does not tip off until 8:00 to you can already see the atmosphere going. iowa state has won their big 12 home opener four out of the last five seasons. to keep that going, they will have to play well against texas
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they won their big 12 opener when they beat texas over the weekend. last season, the cyclones lost. this is a very good texas tech team. the cyclones be up to the challenge. >> they score what i think is 64% of their points. williams does a great job of stretching the floor from three. so he does a great job of spacing the floor. obviously we're going to try to get the ball out of the paint and score from different areas. kurtis: they are going to happy
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scott: cyclones have never lost at hilton with kurtis gertz in the house. kurtis: that's true, it was a women's game and it was years ago. tony: you guys are having way too much fun out there. the iowa hawkeye basketball team is flying high. of confidence. resume with a win at home against nebraska on it was a win experience. after going down by 10 early, iowa went to their senior mike gesell, who took the game over with his first career double-double. >> i thought in that stretch in the second half, he and jerod make sure we want. -- make sure we won. >> at times, you are going to have to be able to score. when things aren't going right, i'm going to have to score.
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of a breather now. next up, they are back on the road to face michigan state for the second time this season. that game is on the 14th. alley-oops tonight drake takes
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stacey: thanks for joining us. we will see you at 10:00. a live look from hilton coliseum where the cyclones are getting ready for texas tech at 8:00. (donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk.
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